It should be pretty obvious based on my past comments and reviews, but in case you’ve missed it, I’m a pretty big fan of one Sufjan Stevens. And his upcoming album Illinois is, without a doubt, one of my most eagerly anticipated releases of the year. Or rather, I should say that Sufjan Stevens invites you to: Come on feel the Illinoise is one of my most eagerly anticipated releases of the year.
As is the case with the album’s song titles, the album’s title is a bit of a mouthful (to say the least). And like the song titles, I know that some are going to roll their eyes at the title. However, I love it. It says to me that Stevens has his tongue firmly planted within cheek, and isn’t taking his “50 States” project too seriously.
Oh, and just in case you want verification that that is the official album title, you can take a gander at the CD cover for yourself. Superman, goats, Al Capone… what’s not to like?
(Via Arts and Faith).